Short-term Change in CISE Leadership
May 14, 2018
Dr. Jim Kurose, Assistant Director of NSF for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), is on assignment at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as the Assistant Director for Artificial Intelligence, effective May 14, 2018. Dr. Kurose is anticipated to return to NSF in mid-July.
In his absence, Dr. Erwin Gianchandani, Deputy Assistant Director of NSF for CISE, will serve as Acting Assistant Director.
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